Author & Illustrator

Robert W. Sinibaldi, Ph.D - Author of Ice Age Florida

Dr. Robert Sinibaldi

In 1993 Dr. Robert Sinibaldi began diving for fossils in Florida’s rivers and by 1998 he wrote Fossil Diving: In Florida’s Waters. In 2001 he was elected as President of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club; the world’s largest amateur paleontological association at the time. Over the years he has donated hundreds of scientifically relevant fossil specimens to the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Vertebrate Paleontology Department to study and add to their permanent collections. In 1999 he was the only amateur invited to speak at the University of Florida’s Paleofest Conference.

In 2011 Sinibaldi wrote What Your Fossils Can Tell You: Vertebrate Morphology, Pathology, and Cultural Modification, published by the University of Florida Press. In 2012 Sinibaldi received the prestigious Howard Converse Award from the University of Florida’s Vertebrate Paleontology Department for his contributions to the field. By profession Sinibaldi was a multiple award-winning adapted physical education teacher, culminating as the 2011 National PE Teacher of the Year for his work with students with special needs.

Hermann Trappman - Paleo-artist

Hermann Trappman

Paleo-artist Hermann Trappman has spent a lifetime pursuing both his love of art and nature. Commissioned to create artwork, murals, paintings, and illustrations for various organizations including; museums, libraries, parks, books and brochures, film makers and exhibitions, Trappman’s artwork appears all over the southeastern United States. He has been recognized for his work at the local, state, and national level. Trappman worked for the City of Saint Petersburg’s Boyd Hill Nature Park as an interpretive park Ranger for 28 years gaining great insights into how animals react with their environment.